Volume 23, Issue 1, January 2008
Jesús Zamora Bonilla
Miranda Fricker on the economy of prejudice
Two aspects of Miranda Fricker’s book are criticised: the implicit assumption that ethical theory can solve fundamental problems in epistemology, and the excessive reliance on testimony as a fundamental source of knowledge. Against the former, it is argued that ethical theories are based on cultural prejudices
to a higher extent than epistemological theories. Against the latter, argumentation is proposed as a more important epistemic practice than testimony.